Manchester United have been the dominate side in English football since the Premier League began in the 1992/93 season. Here’s the Old Trafford club’s top scorers ever in the EPL …
Andy Cole – 93 goals
“Andy, Andy Cole, gets the ball and he scores a goal, Andy, Andy Cole,” is how this famous Manchester United strikers chant went.
Cole was one of those old fashioned strikers who didn’t care much for anything else, except sticking the ball in the back of the net, and to be fair to him, in his prime their were few better than him at it.
Alex Ferguson paid Newcastle £7 million in 1995 to secure his services, and the former England international would become one of the key men in a United side that dominated English football during late nineties and early noughties.
When Cole left Old Trafford in 2001 for Blackburn, he did so with five Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, and a Champions League medal in his pocket. He still has close links to the club to this day, and works as an ambassador for United.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy – 95 goals
Dutchman Van Nistelrooy signed for United from PSV Eindhoven in 2001, and despite only playing in the Premier League for five seasons, he is widely regarded as one of the best natural finishers the English game has ever seen.
Particularly in one-on-one situations, as soon as you saw Ruud staring down a goalkeeper, you knew the net was about to bulge a split second later.
He left United in 2006 for Real Madrid having won the Premier League and FA Cup.
Paul Scholes – 107 goals
Scholes was part of the fabled Class of ’92 youth team that would go onto to represent United with such distinction during the Ferguson era.
A central midfielder blessed with astounding technique, vision and shooting ability he is widely regarded as the most gifted player of his generation.
We’ll let the video below do justice to his ability to strike a ball, as a thing so true and beautiful is hard to put into words.
He retired in 2013 with an insane trophy haul of 11 Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and two Champions Leagues.
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Ryan Giggs – 109 goals
It seems every time we go to write one of the ”Five of Best,” lists the name Ryan Giggs just keeps popping up. Well, thats what happens when your English football’s most decorated footballer ever I suppose.
Giggsy started his career as a wing wizard, slaughtering right-back’s up and down the country with his lightning pace and mesmerising dribbling ability.
As he grew older he converted into a classy central playmaker, and the fact he played into his forties is a testament to what a top professional he was.
He retired as United’s all-time leading appearances maker with 963, and a quite frankly ridiculous 13 Premier League winners medals.
Wayne Rooney – 183 goals
Wayne Rooney burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old when he scored a worldie for boyhood club Everton against Arsenal.
Sir Alex Ferguson then snapped the prodigious youngster up for £25 million in 2004. Rooney would go on to become the Old Trafford club’s all-time leading goal scorer and one of the club’s greatest ever players.
He scored some of United’s most iconic Premier League goals, and the fact that he is also third on the list of all time EPL assist makers shows you just what a top all-round player he was.
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